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Department of Finance News

The Finance discipline can be classified into three areas: corporate finance, investments, and finance markets and institutions. The Department of Finance offers a major and a minor in finance and prepares its students for successful careers in corporate management, depository institutions, investment management, and financial services.

Current Finance News

Patricia Butler with her chin resting on her hand.
People | July 16, 2019

One of the professors in her department describes administrative assistant Patricia Butler as "the sunshine."

UNLV students in caps and gowns celebrating commencement
People | May 9, 2018

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Michelle Troup
People | December 13, 2016

With a built-in network in the form of the swim team, Australian Michelle Troup took to America like a duck to, well, you know.

U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Campus News | April 5, 2013
Student-led analysis of public company Kona Grill bests 350 teams from North, Central and South America; earns team trip to Global Final April 12.
Business and Community | July 2, 2012
Former UNLV roommates liked the Capriotti's restaurant chain so much they bought the company and doubled its size.
People | April 13, 2012

UNLV employees recently were honored at the 2012 Academic Recognition Ceremony with systemwide and universitywide awards for notable research, teaching, and service.

Finance In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 16, 2020

She’s preparing to be right but hoping to be wrong.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 17, 2020

The $349 billion in federal funding for cash-strapped small businesses has dried up in less than two weeks.

El Tiempo
April 17, 2020

The $ 349 billion in federal funds for small businesses with liquidity problems ran out in less than two weeks.

El Tiempo
March 3, 2020

MGM Resorts International is planning a share buyback of 1.25 billion dollars following the sharp decline last week in the stock market.

February 10, 2020

From famous films like "Casino" and "The Hangover" taking place in Las Vegas, to notable film programs at UNLV, CSN and Nevada State College, it's no doubt this city has a strong connection to the film world.

Vegas Inc
April 9, 2018

In a recent look at Southern Nevadans’ finances, Las Vegas Valley residents have some of the worst credit scores, debt ratios and money management habits in the United States.

Recent Finance Accomplishments

June 2, 2020
Hyun "Grace" Chatfield, Seyhmus Baloglu (both Hospitality), Robert E. Chatfield, and Percy Poon (both Finance) recently published their article "Preferred Stock Issuance in the Restaurant Industry and Financial Distress" in the Journal of Foodservice Business Research.   The purpose of this study is to offer insights into why restaurant firms...
April 21, 2020
Daniel Chi (Finance) recently had a research paper, “Is Language an Economic Institution? Evidence from R&D Investment,” accepted for publication by the Journal of Corporate Finance, which is considered an “A” journal in finance. The study shows that how a language describes the future affects the speaker’s perception about the timing of...
August 23, 2019
Daniel Chi (Finance) and his co-authors, Manu Gupta (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Shane A. Johnson (Texas A&M University), recently had a paper, “Short-Horizon Incentives and Stock Price Inflation,”  accepted for publication by the Journal of Corporate Finance. This publication is considered to be an "A" journal in finance. Summary of...
May 25, 2018
Chris Utterback (Finance) received the 2017-2018 Partner of the Year Award from the  Las Vegas chapter of the International Association of Insurance Professionals for the development of the insurance classes that he teaches at the Lee Business School.
April 18, 2018
Daniel Chi (Finance) and his co-authors' paper "Why Has the Value of Cash Increased over Time?" was published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. This publication is considered to be an A+ journal in finance. Additionally, he recently was interviewed by Las Vegas Sun and discussed issues concerning debt level and money...
August 23, 2017
Daniel Chi (Business) is a participant in a grant awarded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) for approximately $350,000 over a five-year period. Collaborating with him is Guotai Chi and his team at China's Dalian University of Technology. NSFC has designated the endeavor as a "key project." It will develop theory and...